Community Living Mississauga is proud to offer a variety of Information Sessions to people who have an intellectual disability and their families living in Mississauga.  At these sessions, professionals speak about a wide variety of topics including – Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, Role of the Trustee, and Financial Planning.

All information sessions are currently being offered virtually, and are presented on the Zoom platform


Estate Planning 101:

Learn about some of the points you may need to consider when completing your estate planning. General information about Wills and Trusts, the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and other financial considerations will be available. We are offering three dates for you to choose from during the Fall 2020 season:

Time:     7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, or

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, or

Tuesday, December 8, 2020


Passport: Daily Living

Information session for those who receive support. You will be provided with an overview of the approval process for Passport Funding, as well as examples of how you can use your Passport funding.  We will answer your questions regarding Passport guidelines, including new guidelines during Covid 19. Join in on our virtual information session and get your questions answered.

Guest Speaker: Saara Zainul, Peel Passport Developer

Date:   Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time:   7:00m-8:30pm

Wills and Trusts:

Learn how to establish a specialized Will that ensures your family member’s future is as secure as possible.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP

Date:   Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time:     7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Technology is Empowering!

Learn about the various ways that technology can increase independence. Hear about real life examples where technology is being used with great success!

Guest Speaker: Shelbey Pillon, Community Living Essex County

Date:     Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Time:     7:00pm-8:30pm

Role of the Trustee:

This is a great opportunity for you to learn exactly what a Trustee is. Lisa Sticht-Maksymec will provide information on the ongoing role and responsibilities of a Trustee. You will learn valuable information to help you when you are choosing a Trustee, and for the Trustee to be aware of their role.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP

Date:     Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time:     7:00pm to 9:00pm

Power of Attorney and Guardianship:

Lisa Sticht-Maksymec will present information on the similarities and differences between “Power of Attorney” and “Guardianship”. Lisa will also be available to answer your questions on these topics.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP

Date:     Thursday, November 26, 2020

Time:     7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ask the Expert:

A panel of experts will discuss and answer questions on topics such as taxes, estate planning and financial planning. This panel will be able to address questions from their unique perspectives about factors to consider when estate planning, taxes, and including a Henson Trusts in your will.

Guest panelists:

  • Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP
  • Winifred Kanyogonya, Manager Private Trust, TD Wealth Private Trust – The Canada Trust Company
  • Kevin Wong, Partner, MDP LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Michael Parris, Investment Advisor, BA, CFP, CPCA – Manulife Securities

Date:     Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time:     7:00pm to 9:00pm

For registration information, please e-mail